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Mark Gamble’s trucking gamble paid off: He enjoys his post-Navy career

Mark Gamble’s trucking gamble paid off: He enjoys his post-Navy career

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Mark Gamble has been trucking off and on for the last 10 years, but he didn’t have family that gave him the trucking bug.

AROUND THE BEND: Safety-conscious motor coach company instills pride, knows drivers by name

AROUND THE BEND: Safety-conscious motor coach company instills pride, knows drivers by name

Talk to a trucking carrier whose CSA scores are good and you’ll likely find that even if it isn’t a family-run company — as in blood relatives — it is a family-type of organization in that management knows most if not all its drivers by name. A company in which dispatchers and upper management, alike, actually talk to drivers and care about their special needs, such as getting home to take a spouse to a cancer specialist or getting a driver home to see his mom who lives on the other side of the country.

BIZ BUZZ:With carrier costs rising, shippers need to learn to help themselves

BIZ BUZZ:With carrier costs rising, shippers need to learn to help themselves

FRISCO, Texas — Truck capacity is as tight as it’s ever been, the government is increasingly getting into carriers’ business, CSA makes qualified drivers all the more important (and expensive?) to retain, and new trucks carry six-figure stickers. So rates have to come up — and they have. A little.

After series of life’s storms, new(er) truck at the end of rainbow puts David Acosta ‘Back On the Road’

After series of life’s storms, new(er) truck at the end of rainbow puts David Acosta ‘Back On the Road’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Twelve years ago, a midnight visit to the emergency room was the beginning. The end — at least for the most part — came here last April.

‘Yes we can’: Spirited and spunky women truckers renew friendships, make new ones at WIT ‘Salute’

‘Yes we can’: Spirited and spunky women truckers renew friendships, make new ones at WIT ‘Salute’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tricia Traxler and Tammy Downs met up four years ago when Downs was Traxler’s trainer, and they met up again at Women In Trucking’s second annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” here in April.

Werner’s Derek Leathers turned pro, just not in football

Werner’s Derek Leathers turned pro, just not in football

OMAHA, Neb. —You’ve probably seen them, those National Collegiate Athletic Association promotional TV spots that run during the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments when future professional athletes are running up and down the court.

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